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  • Clarke County’s UnityPoint Clinic receives Max Performer Award

    Congrats to UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine at Clarke County for receiving the UnityPoint Clinic Max Performer Award for quality this week! Tricia N ...
    April 19, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Truro woman wins $10,000 in Hy-Vee giveaway

    The Osceola Hy-Vee recently presented Carolynn Wilkinson of Truro with $10,000 after her name was drawn as the grand prize winner in Hy-Vee’s Cash and ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • Clarke Area Arts Council Spring Gala in full swing

    Join the Clarke Area Arts Council (CAAC) 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Lakeside Hotel and Casino to celebrate and support the arts in Osceola. Each ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • A hunting we will go

    Children in four age groups flocked to the Osceola Courthouse lawn 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, for a chance to find candy-filled eggs and win big priz ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:05 pm
  • Mays receive first Spirit of Osceola Award

    Mayor Thomas Kedley presented the very first Spirit of Osceola Award Tuesday, April 18, at the city council meeting to Donal and Carla May. The certif ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Iowa Pride scholarship makes attending private college a reality

    OSKALOOSA — William Penn University, like many other private colleges in the state, continues to find unique ways to attract Iowa students. They’ve in ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:38 am
  • NAMI Family-to-Family classes in Osceola

    The Iowa chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is hosting a special series of classes in the Osceola area.
    April 19, 2017 - 9:35 am
  • Local Graceland University students selected to present in Scholars’ Showcase 2017

    LAMONI — Graceland University student scholars from a variety of academic disciplines were selected to present their research and work to an audience ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:27 am
  • Murray soldier earns 2nd IBCT, 34th Infantry Division patch during Camp Dodge ceremony

    JOHNSTON — Pfc. William R. Johnston, of Murray was part of approximately 40 Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers recently recognized during a patching ce ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:18 pm
  • April showers

    Between the rain and shining sun southern Iowa has been experiencing lately, it’s no question spring is in full swing. What might be a surprise is yar ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:25 am
  • Wellmark to Leave ACA Insurance Market

    The Iowa Insurance Division was recently notified that Wellmark, Inc. and Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa will no longer participate in the Affordable Ca ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:23 am
  • Veteran's Affairs

    OST photo by HILARY FERRANDHome of the brave: The Veterans Outreach Dinner held Thursday, April 6, a ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • CARSPA minutes from April 10 meeting

    CARSPA met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 10, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the Osceola Senior Center following social time at 9:00. Hoste ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:22 am
  • City council authorizes $1.8 million in sewer improvements

    At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, members voted unanimously to approve a $1.8 million loan needed for waste treatment improvements. This projec ...
    April 19, 2017 - 9:22 am
  • Fun in the sun

    OST photo by HILARY FERRANDFun in the sun: Warm weather brought out restored beauties, like this 193 ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:27 pm
  • 47 years of service

    OST photo by HILARY FERRAND47 years of service: Local ER nurse Connie Bright spent close to half a c ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:21 pm
  • SCC honors top achievers

    Tuesday, March 21, families and educators convened at Honey Creek Resort in Moravia to honor seniors in the top five percent of their graduating class ...
    April 19, 2017 - 12:25 pm
  • Osceola’s mayor issues life-changing challenge to the community

    How often are you asked, “How far would you go for what you need?” Would you ever answer, “Across the entire state?” That’s exactly what Thomas Kedley ...
    April 13, 2017 - 9:13 am
  • Introducing Elmer

    Armed with the skills to protect wounded warriors, Puppy Jake service dogs learn to “block,” “watch,” and perform other maneuvers that help protect ve ...
    April 14, 2017 - 4:45 pm
  • Thursby leaves Lakeside Hotel & Casino

    Friday, April 7, was the final day on the job for Lakeside Hotel & Casino General Manager Bob Thursby. According to Senior Vice President and Chief Fi ...
    April 12, 2017 - 1:26 pm
  • American State Bank celebrates 30 years

    The year was 1987, and one of Osceola’s two financial institutions was going under. Five local families with a eye for finance saw an opportunity to t ...
    April 12, 2017 - 1:13 pm
  • Mod pod

    Students, parents and educators have been wondering what decision the Clarke Community School District Board of Education would make on how to get the ...
    April 12, 2017 - 12:43 pm
  • Motorcyclist killed in weekend crash

    An investigation is ongoing after an accident 3:45 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at 1030 S. Main St. Accor ...
    April 12, 2017 - 12:42 pm
  • Clarke County audit report filed

    Hunt & Associates, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, today released an audit report on Clarke County, Iowa.
    April 12, 2017 - 12:41 pm
  • Oil painting class set for Sunday, April 23

    The public is invited to attend an oil painting class on Sunday, April 23 from 1 pm - 4 pm at the Clarke County Development Corporation’s community me ...
    April 12, 2017 - 1:15 pm
  • Autistic student takes the lead in raising awareness

    MURRAY — Self-advocacy is an important step for autistic people in gaining the understanding and services needed to live fulfilling lives. It’s a jour ...
    April 13, 2017 - 9:10 pm
  • Holy Week

    Every year during Holy Week the Osceola Ministerial Association offers a Good Friday service focusing on the Seven Last Words of Jesus.  On Friday, Ap ...
    April 12, 2017 - 12:33 pm
  • ‘Making God Laugh’ in Amana

    AMANA — “Making God Laugh” opens on April 20 and runs through May 14 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage, with shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sunday ...
    April 12, 2017 - 12:32 pm
  • Woodburn Mason Lodge celebrates 150th anniversary

    The first mention of the Freemasons comes from a poem written over 600 years ago. The first Grand Lodge was established in Europe in 1599. Iowa’s firs ...
    April 12, 2017 - 12:32 pm
  • Echeveste takes part in alt spring break trip

    IOWA CITY — Dania Echeveste, a native of Osceola, participated in an alternative spring break trip.P ...
    April 12, 2017 - 1:31 pm
  • Kedley to run across Iowa to raise funds

    How far would you go for what you need? Across the entire state? That’s exactly what Mayor Thomas Kedley has challenged himself to do.
    April 13, 2017 - 10:20 am
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